17 November 2015


Jeremy Schmidt, '09 Trudeau Scholar, was honoured with a prestigious SSHRC Impact Award for his work as a Banting Fellow in the Department of Sociology & Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University.


The Impact Awards, offered to five of "Canada's best researchers" by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) was presented at a gala ceremony at Ottawa's National Arts Centre.


Schmidt, now Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies at Carleton University, won the Talent Award, one of five Impact Awards that come with a $50,000 research prize.


Recently named editor of a 12-part book series, Global Challenges in Water Governance, Schmidt's research focuses on the global governance and ethics of water. Schmidt's research as a Trudeau Scholar examined water ethics in Alberta, in particular the policy claims of its Water for Life strategy.


Among other activities, he is collaborator on "Economics for the Anthropocene," a SSHRC Partnership Grant, and the creation of the Water Ethics Network.


"We are recognizing loudly and proudly several of Canada's top researchers in the social sciences and humanities who exemplify the meaningful contributions we can make to Canada every single day," said Ted Hewitt, President of SSHRC.


He added that the award winners were, "People with ideas and passion. People dedicated to intellectual curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge. People conducting research that matters."


Check out Jeremy Schmidt's PETF profile or learn more about his award-winning research via SSHRC.


Jeremy Schmidt

Jeremy is an assistant professor of Human Geography at Durham University.

2009 Scholars